Tag: Drought

South Africa: Govt Allocates US $6m to Tackle Drought in Western...

A sum of $6m has been set aside by the South African government to tackle tenacious drought in the Western Cape. The issues of drought...

In drought-stricken Somaliland, families try to survive on black tea

      By George Obulutsa and Abdirahman Hussein   In a makeshift camp beside a disused airfield in the breakaway Somali region of Somaliland, 32-year old Nima Mohamed...

Millions of People across Africa Need Aid Due to Drought

By Katy Migiro Almost 13 million people across the Horn of Africa need aid due to drought Millions of drought-stricken Ethiopians needing food, water and emergency...

Drought to Cut Somalia’s 2017 Growth to 2-2.5 Pct- IMF

Somalia's economy is likely to expand by 2-2.5 percent this year, down from an estimated 3.4 percent last year, as drought cuts output in...

Somalia: Japan Pledges Support to Address Drought

  The government of Japan announced it will provide US$2.9 million additional humanitarian funding to address immediate needs following deteriorating drought conditions in Somalia. The donation...

East Africa Food Prices Reach Record Levels Due to Drought –...

Drought in East Africa has sent prices of staples such as maize and sorghum soaring, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on...

Kenya: President Declares Drought a National Disaster

By Stella Cherono The government on Friday declared drought a national disaster. President Uhuru Kenyatta subsequently called on all relevant ministries and authorities to upscale drought...

Kenya: President Declares Drought a National Disaster

By Stella Cherono The government on Friday declared drought a national disaster. President Uhuru Kenyatta subsequently called on all relevant ministries and authorities to upscale drought...

Kenya: Number of Those Affected By Drought Rises to 2.7 Million

The number of people in need of relief assistance has risen from 1.3 million in August 2016 to 2.7 million following below average performance...

South Africa: Drought Continues Despite Good Rains

  While there have been good rains, the country is still firmly in a drought situation - and has not recovered enough to relax the...

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